09 Oct 2011
Bryan Cranston speaks to Alex Strachan about the humanity of Breaking Bad:
“My goal is to convey this man as a real human being,” Cranston said, “so that he’s susceptible to the temptation. He is vulnerable at times — unknowing, strong, weak. So I wanted to be able to completely portray this man as a human being, so that I can play him and audiences will embrace that. Not to condone what he’s doing but to say, ‘I know this man. I feel what he’s doing right now is real.’ ”
I have been meaning to write about Breaking Bad for a long time now. The season will end tonight before I get around to it, but Cranston–unsurprisingly–cuts straight to the core of why the show is excellent.